[6 September 2019]

You walk in the deepnesses, in the spaces
between. In my mind, I see your
chest rise and fall, inhale and exhale, the
air in and out, breath, till my mind is filled with
the liminal space between you and me
and not-me. A car horn out the window.
The ground swells, surges forward, upward,
closing the distance between here and there
and thereafter, dotting the landscape with
a trail of thoughts left unto themselves to
carry the full force of being, selfsame longing, urges
urging forward, on, on, and on and together. Your feet
were grown in the dust next door, but you
never found a home there. I see your
shoulders, strong, heavy, carving a
silhouette on the wall, bearing the weight
of stories yours and mine and not-not-mine,
untransacted solace and atemporality
and distance, snow, running like blood
down the dirt on the face of Christ.

7 responses to “Sandstone”

  1. Ryan Brinson avatar

    This left me word-less. Wow.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you! That means a lot! 😀

  2. tara caribou avatar

    god… so beautiful I am nearly without words. You capture such intense emotions so easily.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you. As do you <3

  3. orkidedatter avatar

    You are the man who can moved the script into every broken piece of my heart❤️
    Lost in your words my friend❤️

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you! That is so sweet <3

      1. orkidedatter avatar

        You always kindly welcome, I love your words Nathan, you are awesome❤️never stop writing.
        Take care and enjoy your day.

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